Cornelius, North Carolina
Located off I-77, just 20 miles North of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County - Cornelius offers the largest amount of shoreline of all the municipalities on Lake Norman (approximately 70 miles). Along with the miles of shoreline, the town of Cornelius also offers many exciting things to fit most any lifestyle. With over 10 parks, the Arts, shopping, boating, entertainment, culture and a championship golf course at The Peninsula Club – you will always find something to do! Not to mention the many great planned communities such as The Peninsula, Robbins Park, Heritage Green, Caldwell Station, Antiquity – just to name a few!
Incorporated in 1905 and named after Joseph Cornelius, the primary stockholder and financial investor in the town’s first cotton mill. The origin has been traced by many historians to a dispute over cotton weighing. In 1963, Duke Power created Lake Norman by damming the Catawba River and provided the area with recreational opportunities and a source of hydroelectric power. This was as influential as the cotton industry to the town's development and growth.
The 2013 Cornelius property tax rate was $1.11 per one hundred dollars of assessed property value.